Welcome to imread’s documentation!

Imread is a very simple libray. It has three functions

Reads an image from disk
Reads multiple images from disk (only for file formats that support multiple images)
Save an image to disk

That’s it.

For actually using these images for anything, checkout computer vision & image processing packages:

This grew out of frustration at current image loading solutions in Python, in either my packages [mahotas] or packages from others [scikits.image, for example].

The relationship with numpy is very contained and this could be easily repurposed to load images in other frameworks, even other programming languages.


To install on debian/ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install libpng12-dev libtiff4-dev libwebp-dev

To install on Mac:

sudo port install libpng tiff webp


Bug Reports

Please report any bugs either on github or by email to luis@luispedro.org

If you are not sure of whether this is the correct behaviour, you can discuss this on the pythonvision mailing list

If at all possible, include a small image as a test case.

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